- Associated Press - Thursday, September 28, 2017

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Officials say Wyoming children who are enrolled in a federal health insurance program will continue to be covered for the next few months, even if Congress lets federal funding expire.

The Wyoming Tribune Herald reports (https://bit.ly/2fClTr0 ) federal money for the nationwide Children’s Health Insurance Program will expire Saturday unless Congress acts, but Wyoming Department of Health spokeswoman Kim Deti says the state has enough carry-over money in the Kid Care Children’s Health Insurance Program to operate unchanged for several months.

The Children’s Health Insurance Program provides health insurance coverage to about 9 million children from low-income families in the United States and the District of Columbia. An estimated 3,300 children are enrolled in Wyoming.

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Information from: Wyoming Tribune Eagle, https://www.wyomingnews.com

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